Five girls score as Blue Jays off to 2-0 startDespite a slow opening period Friday night, the Blue Jay girls hockey team is off to a 2-0 start for the first time, well, probably ever. Five players scored and Jamestown’s play improved with each period in a 5-0 blanking of Mandan. In two games, the Blue Jays have outscored Fargo North and the Braves 7-0.
Despite a slow opening period Friday night, the Blue Jay girls hockey team is off to a 2-0 start for the first time, well, probably ever.
Five players scored and Jamestown’s play improved with each period in a 5-0 blanking of Mandan. In two games, the Blue Jays have outscored Fargo North and the Braves 7-0.
“We started out like we still had turkey dinner in the stomach. It was like watching paint dry,” said coach Brad Schaack. “We picked it up in the second and kicked it into gear in the third.”
The Blue Jays peppered Mandan goalie Sara Zachmeier with 15 shots in the third period.
Sophomore Torri Kamlitz got the Blue Jays’ first power play goal of the season to break the seal at 11:30 of the opening frame. Amber Schaack added one later in the first for a 2-0 lead.
Eighth-grader Elly Millender got the only goal of the second period, before the Blue Jays tacked on two more in third — Larissa Wiest at 15:05 and Steph Kamlitz with a minute left.
“The balanced scoring is good,” Schaack said.
The Kamlitz sisters, Wiest and Breanna Pritchert each added assists in the win.
Carissa Finck didn’t have to make many great saves, turning away all 18 shots for her second straight shutout.
“My 3 Ds, two games in a row we haven’t had to throw anybody else out there,” Schaack said. “They’re doing a good job keeping everything outside.”
Schaack said his team needs to tighten up its neutral-zone play with a tough week looming against a pair of top 4 teams in Bismarck here Tuesday and Fargo South Thursday.
Jamestown 5, Mandan 0
Jamestown 2 1 2 — 5
Mandan 0 0 0 — 0
1. JHS, Torri Kamlitz (Larissa Wiest), 11:30 (PP). 2. JHS, Amber Schaack (unassisted), 12:36.
3. JHS, Elly Millender (Brenna Pritchert, Steph Kamlitz), 8:15.
4. JHS, Wiest (T.Kamlitz), 15:05. 5. JHS, Steph Kamlitz (unassisted), 16:00.
Goalie saves: JHS, Carissa Finck 9-6-3—18. Mandan, Sara Zachmeier 8-5-13—26.
Penalties: JHS 2 for 4 minutes; Mandan 3 for minutes.
— Dave Selvig